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Are Case knives valuable?

Are Case knives valuable?

Case copperlock knives are very collectible and retail from $500 to $600 each as of early 2010.

What do the numbers on a case knife mean?

You can find the Case knife pattern number stamped on the tang of your knife’s blade. The first number indicates the type of material used to make the handle. The second digit gives the number of blades. The last two or more digits indicate the factory pattern number.

What is a Case trapper knife?

The Trapper, a favorite pattern of many Case knife collectors, has been produced since the 1920’s. It is a jack knife with two full length blades; a slender clip and a long spey. The clip blade is appreciated for its versatility and use for multi-purpose tasks.

Are Case trapper knives good?

The Trapper line is an excellent large sized knife that has two blades, yet still fits into a pocket. The four ounce weight feels strong and durable, and not so heavy that it is burdensome. The design fits well into the hand, and promotes a secure and stable grip.

What does SS mean on a case knife?

A stainless CASE pocket knife will always have one or more of the following identifiers: – the word STAINLESS as part of the tang stamping (pre-1980 only) – the letters SS on the tang of one or more blades. – the letters SS or SSP after the pattern number. There are other clues, those are the easiest.

Is Case knives made in China?

Case knives are made in Bradford, PA, where Case has been manufacturing cutlery for well over a century. Where are Tec X brand knives made? Tec X brand knives are manufactured in China to W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery quality standards.

How can I tell how old my case knife is?

Case & Sons, there have been many different stamps used on its knives. These stamps are located on the tang of the master blade, and can be used to help identify when the knife was manufactured. Below is a picture of where the stamp is located, along with the most common stamps and the years that they were used.

What does SS Case knife mean?

SS = The blades and springs will be stainless steel. SH = The knife will have a sheepsfoot blade. see illustration. S = The knife will not have bolsters.

Why is it called a case knife?

A case knife is a name used throughout the American South to refer to a table knife, i.e. a knife intended for use at the dining table. The origin of this usage comes from a time when inns did not customarily provide eating utensils with meals.

Why do trapper knives have 2 blades?

Traditionally the two blades consist of a clip point, and a long Spey blade. The clip blade has an extremely sharp end and is rather narrow, its purpose is for piercing. The Spey blade has more of a blunt end, (much like a sheepsfoot) that’s more for slicing.

What is a case trapper used for?

The Trapper was originally designed for those who trap small game and has become a favorite pattern for many Case knife collectors. Our Trapper is equip with two full length blades, a slender Clip blade and a long Spey blade. This versatile pocket knife is a great everyday carry and suitable for outdoor use or hunting.

What is the oldest Case knife?

Cases oldest version is a 3 5/8″ jack knife that is usually called a gunstock. Case began manufacturing them sometime before 1915, and had already discontinued it before 1940.